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Tanda Tula Safari Camp

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 7945, South Africa
Tanda Tula Safari Camp
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for the first three days of a three location vacation around Easter and if the other two had not been so astonishingly fantastic, Tanda Tula would probably have been a five star. Its great value and we really enjoyed everything about our stay. Big five game all seen and much more, often very close to camp and our... More 

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Forres Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are reading this you are thinking about visiting Tanda Tula, well stop thinking about it and book it, you will not be disappointed . They have got it just right and we have been to quite a few Safari Lodges before so I am happy to say we loved Tanda Tula. From the moment we arrived until we... More 

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London
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two nights at Tanda Tula at the end of a wonderful stay in South Africa. Tanda Tula is the most magical place I have ever stayed in thanks to its wonderful staff, glorious setting and stunning accommodation. Our game sightings were PHENOMENAL. I have been on many bushveld game drives and none of them compare to my time... More 

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victoria,canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a holiday of a lifetime at Tanda Tula. It was a dream come true. We saw all the big 5 and much more. The staff are amazing and the food and service excellent. There was nothing that we could fault. Its got to be the best safari experience anywhere. 5 star camping. We would recommend it to anyone... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Those privileged enough to experience the Timbavati will know about the special leopard sightings that happen here more often than anywhere else. Here, in fact the whole Big % experience can be properly lived, enjoyed and made to come truly alive. But you are an experienced Bush traveller and you both know the experience can be far deeper and richer... More 

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Hi Jon Thank you for your review. You are absolutely right, there is far more to the African bush than the big 5 (although always exciting to encounter!) and our team try to share their knowledge at every opportunity. We are extremely fortunately to be in such a diverse and unique nature reserve and hopefully we will be able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The safari was the main object of our journey to South Africa and Tanda Tula was a destination which delivered an exceptional safari experience which would be difficult to better. Guide Scotch and spotter Jack got us up close to all of the “big 5” on several occasions and we saw so much more as well. We met most of... More 

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. The entire Timbavati does indeed follow strict protocol when it comes to game viewing, to make sure the animals do not feel stressed while at the same time providing fantastic game viewing for our guests. Bush breakfast is a big hit for all out visitors, and as you know no-one ever leaves hungry! We... More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

What a wonderful way to get a taste of Kruger, the world's largest game reserve! Tanda Tula boasts truly excellent guides, who know every animal, every bird, every species of flora and a vast amount of history. Most important, they have studied the habits of the animals, and can teach you not just what you are seeing, but the behavior... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I don't know where to start describing how amazing both the Tanda Tula camp, and the staff are. Our ranger/tracker pair were Ginger and Isaac were excellent. They took the time to point out all the different animals, birds, etc. -- while at the same time tracking (literally!) the more difficult to find animals. In the end, we saw all... More 

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are truly fortunate to have such an amazing team, or rather an extended family! As you say, fantastic game viewing is one thing, but without a high level of service and genuine hospitality it is difficult to set yourself apart from the rest. We take immense pride in our team and thank... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Tanda Tula delivers the complete package. Beautiful setting overlooking dry (most of the time) riverbed, in the bush of the Timbavati Reserve. “Out of Africa” days safari accommodation in comfortable East African style tents (which I fell in love with in Kenya but can no longer go there, so this was a bonus) each with a view of the riverbed,... More 

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa It was so lovely to welcome you into camp, and your comments are truly appreciated. The Tanda Tula family do certainly know how to look after our guests, and we are so fortunate to have a team which is truly genuine and willing to go the extra mile. Having leopard, lions and all the rest in and around... More 

Amherst, NH
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We could not have asked for a better experience. My husband and I, with our two adult children, 23 and 25, spent 4 wonderful days with the Tanda Tula family. The staff all are so friendly, accommodating, and treat you and rest of the staff as family. Both our guide, Civilised and our tracker, Sam, were extremely knowledgeable and worked... More 

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

It was fantastic to welcome you to our little piece of Africa! Chef Ryan certainly is a wizard in the kitchen and we are pleased that all your dietary requirements were met. Seeing a cheetah in the Timbavati is a treat indeed, as they are very rare in the area as I'm sure Civilised and Sam would have explained. We... More 

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